Prescribed burns to start next month in Croatan forest

Published: Friday, December 21, 2012 at 11:09 AM.

Meanwhile, the forest service reports that the prescribed burns and other measures are having an impact on restoring about 15,000 of 60,000 acres of longleaf pine forests in the Croatan. The goal is to restore about 150 acres annually, according to the release.

The burns also benefit the rough-leaf loosestrife plant and the Venus fly trap, while adding nutrients back into the soil, according to the release.

Specific dates on the prescribed burns have not been scheduled, as there is a need to wait for proper weather conditions. 

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